Happy Birthday to the American Bar Association (ABA), which was founded 137 years ago today, on August 21, 1878! The ABA is one of the largest legal organizations in the U.S., and it has worked tirelessly to ensure that the law evolves with society.

The organization accredits law schools, sponsors lawyer education programs, provides ethical guidance to lawyers, and promotes justice for everyone. It has worked to advance the rights of the disabled, women, and the LGBT community. They have also worked towards providing pro bono representation of the poor and homeless, as have drafted a code of lawyer ethics, which is the basis for legal ethics laws in 49 states.

Happy Birthday to the ABA!

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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